60 months
30000 EUR/year
30000 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The PhD Management program at HEC Paris prepares students for a career in research and academia. This requires in depth knowledge of a particular field of management research, solid training in research methods, as well as hands-on experience in collecting and analyzing data, writing and presenting papers, academic networking and publishing research.


The first two years of the PhD Management program at HEC Paris  are aimed at providing students with a strong basis to conduct research at the highest level.

Foundation Courses address the fundamental principles of management research, while Specialization Courses offer state-of-the-art insight in a particular discipline. Methods Courses help students to develop the skills needed to produce research publishable in top academic journals. Under the guidance of their advisor, students build theory and design empirical studies culminating in a Summer Paper (end of Year 1) and Research Thesis (end of Year 2).

Finally, Professional Development Courses prepare students for an academic career by offering training in academic writing publishing in top academic journals, pedagogy, and career management. Note that students have the option to take French language courses throughout the PhD Program.

Students who validate all requirements of the Research Master phase obtain a Master Degree (Master en Sciences du Management) accredited by the French Ministry of Education  under European Standards equivalent to a total of 120 ECTS.

Why choose PhD Management program at HEC Paris

Every leading business school or university recruits its professors on the basis of their groundbreaking research and publications in the leading research journals. The HEC Paris PhD Program prepares students for this challenge. It offers the training needed to enter the demanding world of academia. Built on a strategy of excellence, it aims to attract students with the highest level of academic ambition. The hallmarks of our program are intensive coursework, close supervision, and full immersion in the school’s research activities.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Microeconomics
  • Organizational Theory
  • Fundamentals of Individual Behavior in Organizations
  • The Economics of Organization
  • Econometrics
  • Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Round I

  • Opening of the System: July 1,
  • Application deadline: December 16, (preferred deadline). January 5, (latest deadline)
Round II
  • Opening of the System: January 9,
  • Application deadline: April 16,  .




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree certificate(s) or current enrollment certificate
  • All official academic transcripts obtained in a higher education institution (Bachelor and Master) 
  • Personal statement motivating your choice of pursuing a PhD in Management
  • Résumé (CV)
  • Optional Research material that may support your application (dissertation, paper, research work, ...)
  • Management test score report: GMAT or GRE official test score report 
  • English language proficiency test score report: TOEFL or IELTS 
  • 2 completed online reference forms from professors
  • Passport-style photo and proof of ID
  • Non-refundable application fee of €60.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    30000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30000 EUR per year during 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

    30000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30000 EUR per year during 60 months.

Year 1-2: € 30 000

Year 3-5: € 12000

Living costs for Jouy-en-Josas

640 - 950 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


HEC provides a full tuition waiver to all its PhD students without condition of academic background or origin.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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